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    Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to impactful global, national, and local student engagement, the President’s Engagement Prizes will provide recipients with up to $150,000 – $50,000 for living expenses and up to $100,000 for project implementation expenses – to develop and implement a promising local, national, or global engagement project during the year after graduation.  (Collaborative projects will be welcome with up to three awardees for a collaborative team project.)

    The competition will be open to undergraduates in good academic standing in the College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton, or LPS who have completed at least three-quarters of the credits needed for their baccalaureate degree and who are scheduled to graduate in December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015.

    Sign up to receive more information here; detailed application and program information can be found here.

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University of Pennsylvania senior Emmett Wynn wanted to get a glimpse of what graduate school would be like before diving into the application process. So the comparative literature and intellectual history major from Albuquerque, N.M., enrolled in “J. M. Coetzee: Fiction, History, Theory,” a graduate course in the English department and African Studies Program...
Dear Penn Seniors: Fall Break is now past, and I hope you are looking forward to a productive remainder of the fall semester. We’ve been getting enthusiastic responses and useful feedback from many of you to the first annual President’s Engagement Prize competition. Some of you have requested more time to develop your project ideas and submit your applications and budgets—so I am extending the...
Because of the number of requests we have had from students for more time to develop their project ideas, we have extended the deadline for the President's Engagement Prizes to January 16, 2015 (the first week of the spring semester).  This gives us more time to help you with your applications and budgets--PEP is a new program, and since there are no past examples of winners at this point,...
Click through here for project ideas and themes! Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to impactful global, national, and local student engagement, the President’s Engagement...
Dr. Robert Lanza (COL ’78, MED ’83), a University Scholar, has been making headlines for his groundbreaking work in adult stem cells. He has been named to this year’s Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. We’re proud to have him as an alumnus! Read a longer Time Magazine article about Dr. Lanza’s work here.